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Time-Bandit

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Hi all,

While trying to sort out my desktop PC in another thread went and ran CHKDSK on my laptop reading as follows with /r command.

The file mentioned is that a busted file or will chkdsk repair it, the rar does open like normal.

Bad clusters does that just mean the drive knows not to write in that area?

Read failures is this because there is something wrong with the harddrive or just the laptop is overheating?

Any help would be great since I don't understand how all of this works just yet.

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
Cleaning up instance tags for file 0x110f9.
432640 file records processed. File verification completed.
12367 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 2 EA records processed. 62 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
502116 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
432640 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 1891 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1891 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 1891 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
34739 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35350568 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
Read failure with status 0xc00000b5 at offset 0x9976b0000 for 0x10000 bytes.
Read failure with status 0xc00000b5 at offset 0x9976bb000 for 0x1000 bytes.
Windows replaced bad clusters in file 1478
of name \Users\Admin\DOWNLO~1\AMIGAP~1.RAR.
432624 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
5772928 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
Adding 1 bad clusters to the Bad Clusters File.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

488384511 KB total disk space.
464554716 KB in 234411 files.
182968 KB in 34740 indexes.
4 KB in bad sectors.
555107 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
23091716 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
122096127 total allocation units on disk.
5772929 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 9a 06 00 6a 1b 04 00 ca 98 07 00 00 00 00 00 ....j...........
7d 01 00 00 3e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 }...>...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.
 

notarat

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Whatever the reason it is for the errors, it sounds like now is a good time to replace the HDD with an SSD or new spinner.

If the drive is still under warranty you may want to contact the mfgr or the mfgr of the laptop (if the laptop itself is stilll under warranty) to see if they can cross-ship a drive
 
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This thing is super old at least since 2012. Just want to make sure its all good ready for a back up with no issues. Just wanting to confirm.
 
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Update - Backing up with Acronis now. It won't back up the HDD errors to the image file will it?
 

habbajabba

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The error's are not of data but of physical sector. Ergo, the OS by default having already flagged it will neither use nor copy it regardless of software used. "Errors" by default are simply unreadable pieces of the physical drive.
 

trents

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When you run chkdsk, I would also add the /f parameter. So I type: chkdsk /f /r where /f is "find" and "r" is repair or replace. It will attempt to move the data over to healthy sectors if there are any available. Acronis clone will not complete if it cannot read a file on a bad sector.
 
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Ok as long as its not copying bad data/sectors into the image and the stuff that can be saved is getting moved thats great. Thank you for your help on this all. Made a back up last night before the drive dies on me now to hunt either for another 2.5 HDD or an SSD. Paying in NZD so costs abit more for me. Need 512GB minimum size replacement.
 
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HDD sentinel is saying HDD life is still 560 days with that error on it, does that mean the HDD is fixable or it will work fine between now and that time before it dies?
 

dudleycpa

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HDD Sentinel is giving you a "guesstimate" on how long it will work before it dies.

If I was you I'd replace the drive ASAP.:D
 
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Thanks I figured that would be the case, just hunting down a cheap replacement drive now. Not wanting to spend much since this laptop will be retired soon (handed down).